New Products for August 2003
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The chair comes in two styles, standard and deluxe, with two cover options, nylon or Penn Nyla. The standard model supports the ischials and back area, while the deluxe model provides additional support for the legs.
For more information, visit www.gaymar.com or call (800) 828-7341 or 716-662-2551. - OWM
Wound management gets boost from range of dressings
With the recent addition of four new Allevyn dressings, Smith + Nephew (Largo, Fla.) now includes 11 dressing choices. Effective exudate management while maintaining a moist, healing wound environment continues to be a hallmark for this group of products, as well as ease of use and long wear time (up to 7 days), helping the nursing profession provide better care in less time.
Allevyn Thin can be used for wounds with low to moderate and no exudate. Its two-layer construction comprises highly absorbent polyurethane foam and a waterproof outer film, giving this foam dressing a semi-transparent appearance. The self-adhesive product creates a gentle, mild adhesion to reduce pain and trauma on removal.
Allevyn Plus Adhesive is based on the traditional Allevyn trilaminate technology, comprised of a wound contact layer, a highly absorbent central layer, and a waterproof outer layer that helps prevent bacterial contamination. The "plus" design features a 50% thicker hydrophilic core that can hold high to extra high levels of exudate. A low-allergy adhesive and surfactant are combined in the adhesion layer to provide secure fixation, while keeping the moist wound bed clear for epithelialization and granulation to continue uninterrupted.
Allevyn Plus Cavity, constructed from a polyurethane matrix design with dual sided low-tack natural adhesive, provides high absorbency with convenience in packing, filling, and removing the product from cavity areas.
Allevyn Compression is a non-adhesive dressing for moderate-to-highly exuding wounds needing compression therapy. It provides the wound management of the product line with the ease of use and comfort of a non-adhesive, polyurethane film contact layer for use on sensitive or delicate surrounding skin.
For more information, visit www.snwmd.com. - OWM
"Cut-to-Fit" pouches feature convex design
Marlen Manufacturing and Development Company (Bedford, Ohio) introduced the new UltraMax™ Convex "Cut-to-Fit" series of pouches, featuring the company's AquaTack™ hydrocolloid barrier, which covers the entire flange on each pouch. This helps adherence to moist skin, absorbing the moisture while sealing securely. Additionally, the barrier removes easily from sensitive skin, reducing the chance for tape burns. The barrier maintains maximum flexibility and comfort while preserving skin protection and leak-free security. The flange features a convex design with a half-inch (12 mm) starter hole adjustable up to 1.5" (38 mm).
The convex "cut-to-fit" series is available in urostomy, drainable, and closed-end styles, constructed of a quiet, odor-proof material with a built-in comfort cover. The drainable and closed-end pouches are available with either a transparent or opaque backing (the urostomy pouch comes with transparent backing only).
For more information, visit wwwmarlenmfg.com. - OWM